Safety precautions for Matric celebrations
Western Cape police have taken measures to ensure the safety of residents and students during matriculation celebrations. The national results will be released on Thursday morning countrywide. Celebration venues that have been identified as areas of concern include the Grand Parade, Cape Peninsula beaches as well as beaches on the west and south coasts. In a statement issuedon Wednesday morning police said they would perform patrols and access controls. Roadblocks will also be set up at strategic points. Firearms and alcohol will be not be allowed onto beachfronts and pavilions. Action will be taken against drinking in public, drunkenness and rowdy behaviour, public violence and serious and violent crimes. The measures will be taken in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies and the Department of Community Safety's Bambanani volunteers.